Sunderland fullback Billy Jones insists they can compete with Chelsea.

Jones insists it is NOT a mission impossible as Sunderland chase a third consecutive Stadium of Light victory.

“Most definitely,” said the right-back to the Sunderland Echo. “Obviously it’s a massive game.

“Even though we are at home it’s a match Chelsea will be seen as favourites but we’ll be working hard on the training pitch before then to come up with the game plan to hopefully give us a chance to get the three points.

“It’s a fantastic match to play, they have great individual players and a very good team.

“We have back-to-back home games and we’ve spoken about wanting our home form to be strong as it has to be.

“Hopefully we can show that in the next two matches.”